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How to Decorate a Garden for Christmas

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Reading Time: 7 mins

Outdoor Christmas decorations are key in creating cheerful and festive ambiance during the holiday season. Whether you’re going all out, making your house and garden the envy of the street with elaborate light designs and displays, or your just want to welcome your guests with a simple hand-made wreath and some soft candle glow, we offer you suggestions on how to decorate a garden for Christmas to lift spirits and…

Why You Need Window Boxes?

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Reading Time: 4 mins

Undeservingly overlooked when it comes to hardscaping, the old window box is a fantastic exterior design feature that can add a unique touch to your home and make heads turn. It really is a thing to consider if the best looking house on the block is what you’re going for. Here’s why: (more…)

We Answer the Eternal Question – What’s the Difference Between Violas and Pansies

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Reading Time: 7 mins

  By randy andy / Shutterstock Even green thumbs think it’s an uphill battle to say which one is a pansy and which one is a viola. That’s what happens when people emphasize classifications rather than plants. Everything gets all complicated and confusing. The mystery of the Violaceae family goes deep into even more enigmatic waters when you take into account the African violets – these…

How to Add Colour to Your Winter Garden

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Reading Time: 2 mins

If you think November is all about raking leaves and tidying up think again. There’s no reason at all why your autumn and winter garden should be short on colour and an excellent display at this time of year makes you look like an expert. As Christopher Lloyd (a sagacious gardener) said, nobody expects anything of a November garden, so anything that does produce flower is a bonus! (more…)